e300 vs mx240 for border router ?

Michael J McCafferty mike at m5computersecurity.com
Fri Dec 12 22:37:05 UTC 2008


Can you summarize any other info you may have learned in the private
responses for the benefit of those that are interested ?

I am not at all familiar with the Force10s, am buying new border routers


On Fri, 2008-12-12 at 14:27 -0800, Leslie wrote:
> Thanks to everyone who wrote back privately --
> I also didn't know that force10 now has dual-cam linecards which raises 
> the amount of routes it can handle
> Leslie wrote:
> > Hey nanog-izens
> > 
> > So for routers that are touching our transit and (hopefully soon) future 
> > peering, we're looking at both the force10 e300's and juniper mx240's. 
> > The e300's are cheap but I have heard some rumors/talk of falling over 
> > when it has to deal with large numbers of prefixes and routes?  The 
> > mx240's are nice but the cost difference is enormous.  Does anyone have 
> > experience with e300's running into issues with large routing tables? 
> > Are there any tricks/tips that work around any issues (if they exist?)
> > 
> > Thanks in advance
> > 
> > Leslie
Michael J. McCafferty
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